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Yellow Submarine (1968)

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The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his yellow submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music-hating Blue Meanies.

Director:

George Dunning

Writers:

Lee Minoff (original story), John Lennon (based upon a song by) | 5 more credits »
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
The Beatles ... (singing voice) (as Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
Paul Angelis Paul Angelis ... Ringo Starr / Chief Blue Meanie / George / Narrator (voice)
John Clive ... John Lennon (voice)
Dick Emery Dick Emery ... Jeremy Hillary Boob, Ph.D. - Nowhere Man / Lord Mayor / Max (voice)
Geoffrey Hughes ... Paul McCartney (voice) (as Geoff Hughes)
Lance Percival Lance Percival ... Old Fred (voice)
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Storyline

When the music hating Blue Meanies take over Pepperland and freeze everyone within it, including the protectors, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Captain Fred (Lance Percival) and his Yellow Submarine recruit The Beatles to help save Pepperland. Along the way, they fall through the Sea of Time, Sea of Nothing, Sea of Holes, and more. They meet Jeremy Hillary Boob Ph.D. (Dick Emery) and take him with them along the adventure. When at Pepperland, The Beatles "rally the land to rebellion" and take down the Blue Meanies, the four-headed Meanie dog, and the Dreadful Flying Glove (with the songs "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", "With A Little Help From My Friends", "Hey Bulldog", "All You Need is Love"). In the end, we see all four live-action Beatles singing "All Together Now". Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's all in the mind y'know! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

George says "I know something about motors" when the submarine stops working. George Harrison had worked as an apprentice electrician in his teens, and planned to go into business with his brother, a mechanic. See more »

Goofs

The Beatles spot five Apple Bonkers taking apples off a tree. Only four Bonkers march and sound off before a Meanie Squad Leader. See more »

Quotes

Old Fred: [after they have all been turned into much younger versions of themselves] Now I don't mean to alarm you, mates, but the years are going backwards.
George: What does that mean, Old Fred?
Old Fred: It means that if we slip back through time at this rate, pretty soon we'll all disappear up our own existance!
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Crazy Credits

Starring Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band See more »

Alternate Versions

One version of the movie has a sequence with the song "Baby You're a Rich Man" where the Beatles and their Sgt. Peppers look-alikes are dancing after being released from the "glass ball" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Monk: Mr. Monk Visits a Farm (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Love You To
Performed by The Beatles
Written by George Harrison
Published by Apple Records
Courtesy of Apple Records
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Inventive, hilarious, and visually extraordinary
10 March 2007 | by ametaphysicalsharkSee all my reviews

'Yellow Submarine' is a visual stunner and an extremely well-scripted movie. There are lots of Beatles in jokes, George's fascination with Indian music and John's fascination with scientific theories are lampooned, the Beatles' power is joked about ("Nothing's Beatle Proof!") and poor old Ringo is just plain made fun of. The movie itself is arguably the most psychedelic ever made. The Beatles' descent into Pepperland is just one psychedelic scene after the other. The animation isn't great, but everything is just done so strange and fun that it becomes absolutely irresistible. The colors, landscapes, and creatures are just really different and vivid and vibrant. The songs are fit in very, very well (although "Nowhere Man" is undoubtedly the best sequence). Overall this works great as a musical or as an animated film, and there's definitely a lot of priceless, subtle dialog. I would name it one of the top 20 animated films of all time, really. Definitely worth watching, just because there simply isn't any movie like it.

10/10


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Beatles' Yellow Submarine See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$107,105, 8 July 2018

Gross USA:

$992,305

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,273,261
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Sound Mix:

DTS (re-release)| Dolby Digital (re-release)| Mono (original release) (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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